Regurgitator were easily one of the most important bands of my teens. Even if it was only one album I truly got into. That album was of course Unit. I remember buying it with my Mum (i was hardcore) – I would have been 13. I don’t think mum noticed the 18+ sticker on the front and i’m also pretty sure the owner of the record store didn’t really care.
It was an important album because it had some of the greatest songs of my high school years. It also gave an impressionable 13 year old a pretty fresh vocabulary.
Anyway, you can check out Unit over on iTunes and make sure you check out why it got #10 in the triple j hottest 100 Australian albums of all time.
Anyway, they have a new track. A few albums later, band in the bubble stuff and the odd side project, they’re back. It’s that radio friendly pop that they do so well with that chorus that comes in and kicks. It sounds like a mature ‘gurge. I like this song! Makes me contemplate my own mortality etc. You know. The usual.
You can grab it for free from their facebook.
hmm…so ol’ skool that I even spell it correctly. Haha…anyway, the old school sounds that I’m talking about is the stuff I use to listen to in High School. Stuff like Regurgitator, Jebediah, Something For Kate, the Superjesus etc etc etc. Someone posted up an old ‘gurge video on facebook and it got me thinking and reminiscing about it all!
So, just for you cats, here’s a few youtube videos!
First off, it’s Harpoon by Jebediah. Something For Kate did a cover of this track and made it really dark! But you can get some of them later on! Harpoon came off their first album, Slightly Odway.
Next up is Something For Kate. I tried to find the track I was thinking of (I’m not good with names). So anyway, I ended up with two! The first is 3 Dimensions. Is a killer track. Great great great Australian pop music. You can check out all their stuff here.
The second is this gem, Monsters
Third band up is the always awesome Regurgitator. I remember buying their album Unit when I was probably 14. My mum had to be there when I bought it because they had an 18+ sticker on it. Felt so very cool that my mum let me buy it. Anyway, because I’m cool (or so I like to tell myself), I’ve got an old clip of their as well as an mp3 of one of my favourite tracks off Unit.
First off, their track, I Like Your Old Stuff Beter Than Your New Stuff
Second, the shortest track of their album. The song is called 1234 and it goes for a massive 52 seconds. Is crazy fast punk, the way it’s meant to be.
Regurgitator – 1234
The Superjesus were seriously cool. I got into their second album – I still have it! But to start off with, here’s one of their first singles, Down Again, off the album Sumo. This was recorded live at the 1998 ARIA awards!!
Anyway, onto their second album Jet Age. One of my faves is the single Gravity. And, you know it, it’s down below just for you.
The Superjesus – Gravity
Finally, one of my definate favourites from the late 90′s. I love Grinspoon. They were the best hard rocking, drug taking, generally messed up and constantly pissed bands of the day! First up from them is the video for their track Black Friday.
Second up is their track Just Ace off their debut album, Guide To Better Living. This was THE TRACK for me for quite some time. I thought Phil Jamieson was just simply the epitome of cool. Haha…anyway, here it is, just for you
Grinspoon – Just Ace
So yeah, that’s about it! Long post, i know, but there was just too much great great stuff from that era. The bands i’ve mentioned are the ones that have stuck in my mind. Probably some indication that they’re good I reckon!
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.